Callum Hilton, glowingly praised 11-year-old pianist from Manchester who was awarded a full scholarship to study at the world-renowned Chetham’s School of Music at the age eight plays Scarlatti – two G major sonatas (single movement works), K146, K427; Bach – two B flat major works, Prelude & Fugue BWV866, Invention No 14 BWV785; Chopin – two posthumous nocturnes, in C minor, in C sharp minor; Rachmaninov – Prelude in C sharp minor Op 3 No 2; Haydn – Sonata in F Hob XVI: 23; Debussy – Rêverie; and two works by English composers born in 1920 – John Vallier (died 1991) – his best known piece, Toccatina; Peter Racine Fricker (died 1990) – Toccata No 2; plus two pieces by the burgeoning young talent himself who also plays selected cello pieces with Robert Webb: piano. Upper Chapel, Norfolk Street, Saturday, August 30, 7pm – £10, £8 concessions. See ‘A Star is Born?’ under FEATURES
‘War and Peace’, Michael Copeland: baritone, Shelagh Marston: recitations, Rosalind Rogerson: piano, perform their hour-long, 25-item words and music tribute to those who have died in war as part of Ecclesall Theatre Company's Patrons' Night. Included is music by Handel – Arm, Arm ye Brave, Where'er you Walk; Schumann – The Two Grenadiers; Novello – Keep the Home Fires Burning, We'll Gather Lilacs; Ireland – The Soldier (Rupert Brooke); Butterworth – Is My Team Ploughing? Bax – The White Peace; the Washing on the Siegfried Line; The White Cliffs of Dover; We’ll Meet Again; and among well-known poets are Laurence Binyon (For the Fallen), more Brooke, Robert Southey, Wilfred Owen (Dulce et Decorum Est), R.S. Thomas and Marriott Edgar’s Old Sam’s Christmas Pudding. Ecclesall Parish Hall, bottom of Ringinglow Road, Wednesday (September 3), 7.30pm.
La Bohème, excellent seated promenade production, directed by Louise Pymer, of Puccini’s opera from Opera on Location, sung in English with piano accompaniment (Ewan Gilford) and a strong cast of principals: Andrea Tweedale (Mimi), Gareth Lloyd (Rodolfo), Chloe Saywell (Musetta), Aidan Edwards (Marcello), Matthew Palmer (Schaunard) and Matthew Thistleton (Colline). Graves Gallery, Surrey Street, Wednesday (August 27), Friday and Saturday, 7.30pm – £20, £18 concessions. (0114) 223 3777, City Hall Box Office, or http://sivtickets.com/event/labohemegravesgallery See ‘Graphic Immediacy’ under FEATURES
Aspects of Love, well Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1989 musical, the one with Love Changes Everything in it, has been described as a modern opera, probably because it is through-composed, and Jean Gemmell’s Derby-based Present Company stage it here. Buxton Opera House, Thursday (August 28) to Saturday, 7.30pm; plus Saturday, 2.30pm – £14, £16, £18 (evenings); £12.50, £14.50, £16.50 (matinee), concessions available. 0845 12 72190
For details of Choral Evensong at Sheffield Cathedral and St John’s Church, Ranmoor, and music at daytime services, please see the respective websites of both in the ‘Who’s Doing It’ section of Classical Sheffield.